1985, Akira Kurosawa, Japan, 162 min. With Tatsuya Nakadai, Mieko Harada.
- Fri, Jul 22nd 2:00pm
- Sat, Jul 23rd 3:00pm
- Mon, Jul 25th 6:30pm
"One of the year’s major cinematic events." – Mike D'angelo, The A.V. Club
"A stunning achievement in epic cinema." – Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
Kurosawa’s spectacular, shattering epic is the crowning masterpiece of the director’s fifty-year career. Loosely adapted from "King Lear," the story centers on Lord Hidetora (Nakadai), an aging medieval warlord who turns over his lands to his three sons and suffers a series of betrayals that drive him to despair and madness. A remarkably rich, almost overwhelming viewing experience, notable for its nightmarish battle scenes and exquisite production design, RAN ("chaos" in Japanese) is a harrowing descent into a world gone mad. In Japanese with English subtitles. 4K DCP digital restoration. (MR)